Has Pope Francis 'lost the plot' on priestly celibacy - or prioritised justice for Amazonia to show that the church is not self-centred?
The Netflix 'Messiah' misses key aspects of Jesus's first coming, especially his teachings on the Holy Spirit.
Mental health provision is now an issue for NI school students - and with politics in a quagmire the churches could play a role too, they say.
A retired principal's candour raises a stark question: is avoidance of research into the true state of 'faith formation' in Irish Catholic schools fostering hypocrisy?
Unprecedented global crisis, growing disillusionment with 'charismatic' political leadership, the young outraged. Thomas Reese in the NCR sees reasons for Advent hope.
With speculation rife on how two living popes view one another, Des Brady reviews an equally speculative Netflix movie on the subject.
Our faith should indeed determine our politics, argues Sean O'Conaill - in agreement with Archbishop Eamon Martin. However, in the wake of the Ryan report of 2009, a whole new conversation about that needs to happen.
Love before Knowledge: Aidan Hart suggests that the religious education of Catholic children and young people should follow the sequence of the Confession, Gloria and Credo of the Mass.
St William Parish, Louisville, Kentucky - the future for Irish parishes - ploughed by Irish emigrants from 1901. (Republished by permission of NCR)
What different path might the Catholic Church in Ireland have taken, if this 1964 Vatican II declaration had led to never-ending dialogue in every Irish parish?
'It's about the Amazon, not clergy!' - Pope Francis surprises yet again
Netflix 'Messiah' explains delay in Second Coming
PureMentalNI: 'Children of the Troubles' have had Enough of Adult Inaction
Irish Catholic Schools: Avoidance of Research Threatens Integrity
Global Crisis, Global Advent, Global Christmas ... Global Pentecost?
The Two Popes: What have they said to one another?
Readying Irish Catholic Faith for the ‘Public Square’
Gloria Before Credo
Can laypeople lead a parish? Look to Louisville, KY, USA
High Time for Lumen Gentium No. 37 (1964)?
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A 2019 ACI Pilot Study of Lay Co-Responsibility in Irish parishes raises serious concern and calls for all-Ireland survey
A highly respected Latin American theologian weighs in against the clericalist forces that most endanger the church.
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Prudence, not any single issue, must come first when weighing which candidates are most likely to benefit the 'common good' - Catholic Bishop of San Diego, Ca....
Roy Donovan of the ACP to address We Are Church on the urgency of inclusion of women, 10/02/2020
Is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI opposing Pope Francis - or merely arguing against media expectations of global change on mandatory priestly celibacy?
Fr Kieran O'Mahony OSA to lead inter-church study of Acts of the Apostles in Baldoyle, Jan-Feb 2020
An Irish Independent report suggests that priestly formation will in future continue after ordination.
Consultations are ongoing re the amalgamation of many of Ireland's 26 dioceses, according to a report in the Irish Catholic weekly.
Dublin parishes and parents to take responsibility for sacramental preparation - as school-reliant system loses viability.